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Colin Firth's voice and talent in interpreting the story, Not sure I would have enjoyed the print version as much. Colin's voice did it!
I'm not a fan of the 'pat' happy ending, so I didn't mind this ending.
Colin makes it a movie in your head. You can 'see' the characters. Wouldn't have gotten that from the book.
I'm curious & creative and I love new ideas about life!
The story was dreadful and boring! It's about a guy who is obsessed with a woman that he had an affair with. All is does is wine & complain about this woman & her husband! It is terribly depressing and very negative! I simply couldn't bring myself to finish it!
Yes! A great story narrated by a very talented actor- Colin Firth did an INCREDIBLE job.
A better story.
Performance ok, but why would he do this story?
I do not understand what is so great about this book.
The perfect book to make you think about relationships, guilt, and commitment. Colin Firth disappears into his performance of the story in the best possible way.
The unexpected change of perspective from the main first-person speaker to the diary of the woman that he's obsessed with. Also, the thread of destiny, of God's unwillingness to be denied.
He humanizes a very difficult character -- one consumed by envy and rather dire views of the people around him -- by his skillful interpretation and intonations, in a way that makes it much easier, I think, to stay with him. I was transfixed!
When I realized that the diary's revelations would not save the protagonist at all, but merely transfer his envy and hatred from a percieved human rival to God.
Really worth a listen.
Did a great job
First time listening to a book of this type and I loved it!
Couldn't stop listening.
Maurice Bendrix because of the different emotions we live through his experiences in this novel.
Maurice Bendrix, although he performed them all tremendously! I truly would listen to any audiobook narrarated by him.
There was a moment where I felt extreme emotion during Book 2 I believe, when the journal is being read.
I highly recommend this performance of this book. I'm not sure I would've chosen to read this book straight off the shelf, but because of who performed it - I purchased this. I'm so glad I did! It was a great story and worth the purchase!
I was thoroughly engaged in the story and in Colin Firth's intonations, but my fascination lasted through about half the book. By that time, I had tired of the endless introspection of the main character. In each person dwells the capacity for enormous good and also enormous evil, but to continue to dwell on that for an entire book was a monotonous story. Mr. Firth's voice kept compelling me to listen more...but eventually, I stopped listening.
Among the books I've purchased from audible.com, this is number one. Gone Girl is number two but I was given that for Christmas on cd!
I can't pinpoint a specific moment but what transported me was to observe how each of the characters - the three principal ones - reacted to the affair and its aftermath.
No, although I did enjoy him in The King's Speech. He has that ultimate educated RP English accent that many of us on the other side of the pond find wickedly captivating.
Neither. I was deeply moved by it though.
I did feel that the author mulled a bit too long over the whole Catholic conversion issue - reflecting his own battles I'm sure - but the novel did seem to drag after the death of Sarah.